Sloppy Joes


  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 2 ½ Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar


  1. In a dutch oven, melt butter and begin sauteing chopped onion until translucent. Add garlic and saute for about 2 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook until brown and nearly done.
  2. Add brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and pepper. Stir for about 3 seconds until incorporated and you can smell the spices.
  3. Add apple cider vinegar + ketchup and let simmer 30 min – 1 hour.
  4. Serve on hamburger buns with a side of chips!

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